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Kante and Matic dominance highlights roles of bit-part Fabregas, Willian

Craig Burley breaks down Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante's impact as Chelsea went 11 points clear atop the Premier League.

Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Swansea City on Saturday reaffirmed their status as favourites to win the Premier League. Star man was midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who marked his 300th appearance in the English top flight with a goal and an assist. In doing so, he made a strong case to manager Antonio Conte he deserves a regular place in the starting XI.

Conte regularly makes reference to the abundance of riches he has in midfield, but with N'Golo Kante having attained untouchable status, Fabregas has found...

Cesc Fabregas was determined to stay and fight for Chelsea place

Antonio Conte had no issues with Chelsea's showing against Swansea, and says they deserve to be where they are in the table.

Cesc Fabregas has said he always intended to stay and fight for first-team football at Chelsea and hopes his impressive form is winning over head coach Antonio Conte.

Conte gave Fabregas only his sixth Premier League start of the season against Swansea City on Saturday, and the Spain international responded with a goal and an assist as Chelsea won 3-1 to extend their lead at the top of the table to 10 points.

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After the match, the coach said he would continue to alternate between Fabregas and Nemanja...

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The latest transfer rumours from around the world.

Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.

Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for the latest gossip.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Real Madrid

European champions Real Madrid have been boosted in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's star striker Pierre-Emerick...

Tianjin Quanjian owner: We will target more players like Diego Costa

Antonio Conte had no issues with Chelsea's showing against Swansea, and says they deserve to be where they are in the table.

Tianjin Quanjian have set "no limit" on what they are willing to spend in the summer and will pursue players at the same level as January target Diego Costa, billionaire owner Shu Yuhui has said.

Last month, Costa was briefly dropped from the Chelsea team and told to train alone after what sources told ESPN FC was a training ground argument following a lucrative offer from the Chinese Super League club.

Tianjin were told Costa would not be sold for any price in the winter window and eventually signed...

Fabregas creates and finishes for Chelsea as Costa connects the dots

Craig Burley breaks down Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante's impact as Chelsea went 11 points clear atop the Premier League.

The creativity of Cesc Fabregas propelled Chelsea to a 3-1 win against Swansea on Saturday. On his 300th Premier League appearance, the Spaniard produced a playmaking masterclass that cut open the Welsh visitors and earned the hosts a 10th straight league win at Stamford Bridge.

While Antonio Conte rarely changes his preferred line-up, an added touch of invention proved to be just what Chelsea needed in order to break down their stubborn opponents. Paul Clement's rejuvenated side turned up with...